Your time in college—during the academic year, that is—is, of course, filled with stressors like classes, papers, lab reports, and exams. It is also happily filled with the fun stuff, like friends, parties, going out, and a seemingly endless schedule of upcoming events and activities. During the summer, however, the social scene in your life can drastically decrease, especially if you're no longer on campus and spend your days at a job or internship.
With so much else to juggle while in college, you may not have thought much about how to vote. Even if it's your first election or going to school means you live in a different state, figuring out how to vote in college can be relatively simple.
When you thought of what college was like, you probably didn't think about it being boring. Despite all the busyness and activity that takes place on a college campus, there can be times when things really do just get a wee bit slow. So what can you do to help pass the time?
Many campuses have intramural sports teams — teams that aren't eligible for athletic scholarships, aren't as competitive as other sports on campus and generally take anyone who wants to join. Like many co-curricular activities, joining an intramural team can take a lot of time and energy — something that tends to be in short supply for busy college students — but if it's something you think you'd enjoy, it very well could be worth the commitment: A variety of studies have found there are great benefits to playing intramural sports.
Alright, so you've made the decision to volunteer somewhere off-campus after figuring out that volunteering in college is right for you. Your next big decision: Where exactly to go.
Nearly every college campus has a dean of students (or something similar). You know they're in charge of things that relate to students, but if you were asked to define that in more detail, you'd probably draw a blank.
Feel like your vote really won't make a difference? Not sure if going out and voting is really worth the effort? These reasons why you should vote as a college student should give you some food for thought — and motivation.
Asking your parents for money while you're a college student is never easy — or comfortable. Sometimes, however, the costs and expenses of college are more than you can handle. If you're in a situation where you need to ask your parents (or grandparents, or whomever) for some financial help while in school, these suggestions should help make the situation a little easier.
It's no secret that most college students work during their time in school — because they have to, because they want to, or because they both want and have to. And while working on campus has some obvious benefits, working off-campus can be downright amazing. If you're thinking of working off-campus during your time in college, check out any of the following options:
From urban legend to people claiming they know someone to whom it happened, the rumor that you automatically get a 4.0 in college if your roommate dies is a story that never seems to go away. But is there any truth behind such a long-lived legend?